A sustainable solution for surplus office furniture

We all have an obligation to be responsible to our environment and to assist in creating a circular economy. Every day, tonnes of surplus office furniture is dumped into landfill, reflecting the ‘take, make and waste’ way of operating. This is expensive, inefficient and harmful to the environment. Instead, at green furniture hub (GFH) we manage the redistribution of this furniture back to where it is needed. Why is this important? Check out our mission.

Buying sustainably helps the environment

5,010

Items rehomed

101

Tonnes diverted from landfill

93

Tonnes of metal recycled

Data since January 2019.

Here’s how it works

When you plan to move, GFH will catalogue, photograph and grade every surplus item. It is then displayed on our website and made available to other organisations for a modest access fee, and free to charity organisations.

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Our Mission

We’re on a mission to help create a zero-waste economy. We are committed to providing a sustainable, smart and creative solution for the reuse of surplus office furniture.

It’s estimated that each year corporate office refurbishments throughout Australia generate more than 30,000 tonnes of loose furniture ‘waste’. Yet, on average, only 18% is recycled and 2% reused – despite these items often being in good operational order and inherently high in value. As an industry, we can and must do better than this.

Rajiv Midha, the founder GFH and director of Goals A+N, corporate relocation specialist, explains “I was alarmed by the amount of surplus material generated by businesses in transition, from growth, downsizing, relocating or rebranding. The amount of perfectly serviceable office furniture which ends up as landfill is truly unacceptable. That’s why I founded green furniture hub. To make it easy for organisations to choose the sustainable alternative.”

Get in the circle

Economic growth is tied to the consumption of the earth’s finite resources through a ‘take, make and waste’ model. Moving to a circular model, designed to eliminate waste altogether, is recognised as the only viable long-term solution. This creates new ecological, social and financial opportunities for small and large business, organisations and individuals, locally and globally. Including you.

Testimonials

Thank you for your recent generous gift and for allowing me to direct your donation where the need is greatest. Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of the children and young people we serve

Jasna Josipovic, Transitions Officer – Open Minds

Great experience. Very easy to order online. Timely delivery and helpful team to assist. Above all, a high-quality product.

James

Our company values sustainability in what we build and how we build it, and we loved the idea of sourcing furniture from an organisation whose mission is all about keeping items in use for longer. Being a small business owner, we didn’t want to spend a fortune on our fitout so going down this path also proved very cost effective.

Jane Taylor, Business Manager – Taylor Building Industries

We wanted to sustainably manage the impact of our Brisbane corporate office relocation project. Our engagement with GFH enabled us to divert many of these items from landfill to charities and businesses. It’s great to know these items will be reused.

Jodi D’Souza, Transition Manager, Westpac

By providing access to leftover items from A-Grade tenancy de-fits, a viable procurement alternative emerges for cost conscious and sustainability-minded organisations. Not only are their furniture needs met, but we also ensure we reduce waste to landfill.

Olivia Tyler, Westpac